The Science Behind that Magic Yellow First Down Line

While we still can’t figure out how to properly define a “catch” in the NFL, we’ve reduced getting that “first down line” down to child’s play.

And by “we” I mean “smart-ass-hell tv/computer engineers” who have been noodling at it for a while.

If you ever wanted to get the full skinny on how it’s done, this video ‘splains it the best I’ve ever seen.

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Steve Czaban is a 25 year sports radio veteran, who hosts an afternoon drive show in Washington D.C. He also appears on "Bob and Brian" in Milwaukee. "Czabe" also writes and edits his own commentaries for and other on-line and print publications. He can be reached at

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